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MedU and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.
Diagnostic error has become an explicit focus of improvement and educational efforts in health care. This online program provides an information about diagnostic error and reviews cognitive and system issues that can contribute to mistakes.
Australasian Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference.
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. April 28–30, 2019. Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
Improving Diagnosis Through Patient and Family Engagement.
Washington Patient Safety Coalition. WPSC Lunchtime Webinar Series. March 20, 2019; 2:00 PM (Eastern).
Evaluation and accurate diagnoses of pediatric diseases using artificial intelligence.
Liang H, Tsui BY, Ni H, et al. Nat Med. 2019 Feb 11; [Epub ahead of print].
The path to diagnostic excellence includes feedback to calibrate how clinicians think.
Meyer AND, Singh H. JAMA. 2019;321:737-738.
Are more experienced clinicians better able to tolerate uncertainty and manage risks? A vignette study of doctors in three NHS emergency departments in England.
Lawton R, Robinson O, Harrison R, Mason S, Conner M, Wilson B. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 Feb 6; [Epub ahead of print].
Testing and improving the acceptability of a web-based platform for collective intelligence to improve diagnostic accuracy in primary care clinics.
Fontil V, Radcliffe K, Lyson HC, et al. JAMIA Open. 2019 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print].
Artificial intelligence, bias and clinical safety.
Challen R, Denny J, Pitt M, Gompels L, Edwards T, Tsaneva-Atanasova K. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019;28:231-237.
Assessment of a simulated case-based measurement of physician diagnostic performance.
Chatterjee S, Desai S, Manesh R, Junfeng S, Nundy S, Wright SM. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2:e187006.
A cognitive forcing tool to mitigate cognitive bias—a randomised control trial.
O'Sullivan ED, Schofield SJ. BMC Med Educ. 2019;19:12.
Diagnostic decision-making in the emergency department.
Medford-Davis LN, Singh H, Mahajan P. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2018;65:1097-1105.
Fatal flaws in clinical decision making.
Davis SS, Babidge WJ, McCulloch GAJ, Maddern GJ. ANZ J Surg. 2018 Nov 29; [Epub ahead of print].
Case-based simulation empowering pediatric residents to communicate about diagnostic uncertainty.
Olson ME, Borman-Shoap E, Mathias K, Barnes TL, Olson APJ. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018;5:243-248.
Teaching about diagnostic errors through virtual patient cases: a pilot exploration.
Geha R, Trowbridge RL, Dhaliwal G, Olson APJ. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018;5:223-227.
Two decades since To Err Is Human: an assessment of progress and emerging priorities in patient safety.
Bates DW, Singh H. Health Aff (Milwood). 2018;37:1736-1743.
Learning from patients' experiences related to diagnostic errors is essential for progress in patient safety.
Giardina TD, Haskell H, Menon S, et al. Health Aff (Milwood). 2018;37:1821-1827.
Payment innovations to improve diagnostic accuracy and reduce diagnostic error.
Berenson R, Singh H. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1828-1835.
Reducing Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care Pediatrics (Project RedDE!) Toolkit.
Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2018.
Diagnostic Excellence: Improving the Experience and Outcomes of Patient Care.
Palo Alto, CA: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; November 1, 2018.
Deutsch E, ed. PA-PSRS Pa Patient Saf Advis. 2018 Oct 31;15(suppl 1):1-70.
The star of the diagnostic journey: assessing patient perspectives.
Gipson K. PA-PSRS Pa Patient Saf Advis. 2018 Oct 31;15(suppl 1):39-45.
Blood sampling guidelines with focus on patient safety and identification—a review.
Cornes M, Ibarz M, Ivanov H, Grankvist K. Diagnosis (Berl). 2019;6:33-38.
Effect of genetic diagnosis on patients with previously undiagnosed disease.
Splinter K, Adams DR, Bacino CA, et al; Undiagnosed Diseases Network. N Engl J Med. 2018;379:2131-2139.
Application of electronic trigger tools to identify targets for improving diagnostic safety.
Murphy DR, Meyer AN, Sittig DF, Meeks DW, Thomas EJ, Singh H. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019;28:151-159.
Framing the challenges of artificial intelligence in medicine.
Yu KH, Kohane IS. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019;28:238-241.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
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